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Old 02-25-2011, 01:59 AM   #61
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well, I guess I need to find some lids. right now I am using the cut off tops as my lids.


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Old 02-25-2011, 04:59 AM   #62
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Here's my contribution to the keggle lid as a false bottom. I cut the top off, cut pie shaped wedges and then covered with a bit of mesh made from a delicates wash bag picked up at Target for about 3 bucks.

I've made 6 11 gallon batches with out a single stuck sparge.


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Old 04-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #63
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good idea...how do you stop it from shifting?
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:31 PM   #64
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For larger gain bills I will use 1 mash paddle to hold it in place while stirring. For smaller grain bills I just stir gently. And since I bottom drain a little shifting side to side doesn't break the seal around the bottom.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:53 PM   #65
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Here's my contribution to the keggle lid as a false bottom. I cut the top off, cut pie shaped wedges and then covered with a bit of mesh made from a delicates wash bag picked up at Target for about 3 bucks.

I've made 6 11 gallon batches with out a single stuck sparge.

How do you have the mesh attached to the lid?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:07 PM   #66
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SWMBO made it for me. It's about 2 inches larger in diameter than the lid. She put a draw string around the edge so it's a simple matter to put the material down, put the lid on top, pull the draw string tight and tie it off. All I have to do is tuck the string in so it doesn't end up hanging down into the drain.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #67
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Anyone have any more pics of their coverted covers to FB's. I have a keg to cut in the next week or so and think that since I have the majority of the items needs to complete the project I just may. I'm thinking about drilling holes and using a union connection with 1/2" rigid copper pipe.

Let's see what you have to share.
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:08 AM   #68
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Great idea I used the bottom of a sanke that was hoplessly damaged. My holes are to small I think, have not used it yet.


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Old 04-25-2011, 04:23 AM   #69
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That looks good, but I'd put more holes in that FB if I were you.
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Just found this post. going from cooler to keggle. Pretty usefull and cool project.
Started drilling all those damn little holes but have had a problem. How the heck dop you keep the bit from dancing around? Do you drill sanke coupling side up or down? I have been doing it that side up and the bit shimmies and shakes and bends like no ones buisness. Any pointers? I have extra lids so maybe I'll do the slits as well and see if there is any difference.


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